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Volume 18 (2),
Fall-Winter 2010

Edited by
Marian Hillar

A Worldview for the 21st Century

Guido O. Pérez

By What Authority? On What Grounds Does Humanism Disavow the Supernatural? John F. Crosby
The Need to Complete the Secularization of Society Allistair J. Sinclair
Real and Imaginary Freedom Ching-Hung Woo
What Does Modern Science Say About the Origin of Cooperation? Science Confirms Philosophy Marian Hillar
Active Non-Violence as Conflict Resolution Susan Giesecke
The Unmaking of Wisdom: How We Compromise Reason’s Capacity to Transform the Human Condition Andy Norman
Women and the Art of Living: Three Women Writers on Death and Finitude Christa Anbeek

Volume 18 (1), 2010

Edited by Robert D. Finch and Marian Hillar

Radical Constructivism and Theological Epistemology

John F. Crosby

Self-Determination or Solidarity?: Franklin and Habermas on Choosing Enlightenment

John C. Murray

Religion and Science as Systems of Casual Thought

Frederic March

The Immorality of the Ten Commandments

Amy White

A Vision of Humanist Education for Our Complex World

Carol Wintermute

Educating the Young for Ethical Citizenship

Paula Fraser

Biographical Notes on Contributors   

Volume 17 (2), 2009

Edited by Robert D. Finch and Marian Hillar

A Humanist Narrative

Mason Olds

Martin Buber: A Relational Perspective on Human Meaning and Purpose

Kathleen O'Dwyer

What To Do About Religion: A PLan of Action

Alistair J. Sinclair

Humanist Ethology

Robert D. Finch

"Man Is the Master of Everything and Decides Everything": De-constructing the North Korean Juche Axiom

Alzo David-West

With Certainty, Competence, and Confidence

Charles W. Vail

Civilization Without Romance

James A. Montanye

Biographical Notes on Contributors   

Volume 17 (1), 2009 Essays in the Philosophy of Humanism

Edited by Robert D. Finch and Marian Hillar

Myth-Busting the Christian Right

Terri Murray

A New Humanism: Naturalism, Democracy, and the Principle of Humanity

Barry F. Seidman

The Future(s) of Humans and the Humanists

Warren J. Rose

Charting the Course for a Truly Humanistic Science: Husserl, the Epoche, and the Life-World

Brian Lightbody

Foundation of Kant's Moral Philosophy and its Reinterpretation. A Quintessential Humanistic Doctrine

Marian Hillar

"When the Stars Begin to Fall" The Waning of the Enlightenment

Gerald Marsh

Collective Humanism

Dwight Jones

Biographical Notes on Contributors   

Volume 16 (1), 2008

Edited by Robert D. Finch and Marian Hillar

An American Humanist Political Party?

Hugh Giblin

Freethought and Compassion

Daniel T. Strain

Responding to the Call: Philosophy as Human Wonderment

Brian Lightbody

We Care!

Curtis Smith

Condorcet's Legacy Among the Philosophes and the Value of His Feminism for Today's Man

Jeff Nall

Friedrich Nietzsche: Social Origin of Morals, Critique of Christian Ethics, and Implication for Atheism in His The Genealogy of Morals

Marian Hillar

Truth, Faith, and Reason: Pope Benedict XVI's Speech at the University of Regensburg

Gerald Marsh

Biographical Notes on Contributors   

Volume 15, 2007

Edited by Robert D. Finch and Marian Hillar

Accidents: Some Reasoning about Behavior, Punishment, and a Surprising Conclusion

Tom Gillis

Notes on Moral Education

Howard B Radest

Providence and Anthropomorphism in History and Politics: An Essay in Philosophy of History

Joe E. Barnhart

The Trouble with Truth

Lucas Carpenter

Habermas for Humanists

Jeffrey L. Tate

Hume's Philosophy of Human Understanding

Robert D. Finch

Servetus and the Switch to the Humanistic Social Paradigm

Marian Hillar

Biographical Notes on Contributors   

Volume 14, 2006

Edited by Robert D. Finch and Marian Hillar

Bringing the Human to "Humanism": Freeing Humanism and Society from the Myths of the "Enlightenment"

Luis A. Vila-Henninger

Humanist Pioneer: A. Eustace Haydon, 1880-1975

W. Creighton Peden

The Humanist Heritage: Preservation, Improvement and Promotion

Robert D. Finch

A new Vision for Freethought: Reaching out to Friends in Faithful Places

Jeff Nall

Let's Learn Religion from... Flowers

Stanislaw Cieniawa

Yin and Yang and the Danger of Idolatry

Michael Werner

Alteration of Generations in Humans

Wayne H. Davis

Biographical Notes on Contributors   

Volume 13, 2005

Edited by Robert D. Finch and Marian Hillar

What is the Purpose for Your Life? A Sequel to a Humanist Perspective: Abraham Maslow's Purpose for Your Life Online PDF

Lyle L. Simpson

My Humanist Odyssey: An Apologia pro Vita Mea Online HTML

Ron Titus

Theory of Everything Human Online HTML

John Haberman

John Dewey for Humanists

Jim Good

Common Ground: Ethics for Theists and Naturalists

Joe Barnhart

Freedom, Will, and Responsibility

Thomas Brucia

Flavius Josephus and his Testimony Concerning the Historical Jesus

Marian Hillar

Biographical Notes on Contributors   

Volume 12, 2004

Edited by Robert D. Finch and Marian Hillar

Cosmology

Imants Steprans

The Future of Unitarian Universalism as Seen through a Humanist Lens

Michael Werner

Humanism and Unitarian Universalism: Where Are Going?

Edd Doerr

Grassroots Humanism and a Vision for the Future Online PDF

Jende Huang

The Road Away from Reason

Ross Hamilton Henry

The Unitarian Connection

Robert David Finch

The Legacy of Servetus. Humanism and the Beginning of Change in the Social Paradigm: From Servetus to Thomas Jefferson

Marian Hillar

Biographical Notes on Contributors 

 

Volume 11, 2003

Edited by Robert D. Finch and Marian Hillar

American Fear and Security: A Response to Bin Laden

Jennifer Jones

Galen on Jews and Christians

Marian Hillar

The Plurality of Confessions and One Religion

Stanislaw Cieniawa

A Humanist Perspective: Maslow's Purpose for Your Life

Lyle L. Simpson

The 'Never Offend' Movement

Ross Hamilton Henry

Humanism and the Unity of Knowledge

Robert D. Finch

Biographical Notes on Contributors 

 

Volume 10, 2002

Edited by Robert D. Finch and Marian Hillar

Omar Khayyam: His Epoch, His Work, His Myth, and Heritage

Thomas Brucia

Sebastian Castellio and the Struggle for Freedom of Conscience

Marian Hillar

Economics and Humanism

Robert D. Finch

Michel de Montaigne: Humanistic Ideas Expressed in His Essays

Sheila Finch

The Evolution of Humanism

Robert D. Finch

Biographical Notes on Contributors 

 

Volume 9, 2001

Edited by Robert D. Finch and Marian Hillar

The Evolution of Religion

Robert D. Finch

A Pan-Orthodox Future

Daniel Johnson

The XVIth and XVIIth Century Socinians: Precursors of Freedom of Conscience, of Separation of Church and State, and of the Enlightenment

Marian Hillar

Why We Disagree with Christians?

Michael Wen

The Culture of Fear

Jim Asmore

Biographical Notes on Contributors  

Volume 8, 2000

Edited by Robert D. Finch, Marian Hillar, and Frank Prahl

Creationism and Evolution. Misconceptions about Science and Religion, and the Socinian Solution

Marian Hillar

Evolution, Adaptive Systems, and Humanism

Robert D. Finch

The Dangers of Freethought Fundamentalism

Daniel T. Strain

Kant's Moral Axioms

Marian Hillar

Capitalist Globalization

Alice Leuchtag

Dealing with Stress, Loss, and Tragedy

Frank  Prahl

Biographical Notes On Contributors

 

Volume 7, 1999

Edited by Robert D. Finch, Marian Hillar, and Frank Prahl

Preface

Ron Titus

Life and Work of Thomas G. Masaryk Founder of Modern Humanism

Jan Dura

Spinoza Resurrected: Where is He Now?

Sara P. Simon

Humanist Futures

 Robert D. Finch

Poetry and Science

H. Richard Leuchtag

Getting Better Access to Freethought Literature: Is the Library of Congress Censoring Our Libraries?

Frank Prahl

Gender: a Social Construct

Alice Leuchtag

Stories of Near-Death Experience Throughout Cultures and Ages

Marian Hillar

Notes on Contributors

Volume 6, 1998

Edited by Robert D. Finch, Marian Hillar, and Frank Prahl

Preface

Robert D. Finch

On the Occasion of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

 

On The Universal Declaration of Human Rights 

Thomas L. Wayburn

Lamont's Philosophy of Humanism

Robert D. Finch

Development, Rationality, and Responsibility in Stoic Ethics

Marian Hillar

The Humanist Lifestance: Important Issues in the Lives of Individuals 

Robert D. Finch

Bertrand Russell's Views on Marriage and Morals 

Ron Titus

Teaching religion in Public Schools: A Humanist Critique of the Vanderbilt Study

Frank Prahl

Review of Marilyn French's The War Against Women

Alice Leuchtag

Violent Pornography As Sex Discrimination: A Civil Rights Issue 

Alice Leuchtag

Biographical Notes on Contributors

 

Volume 5, 1997

Edited by Marian Hillar and Frank Prahl

Preface

Robert D. Finch

Bertrand Russell: Homo Sapiens Skepticus

Ralph Davis

Steve Allen's Evolution to Humanism

Frank Prahl

John Dewey and His Contribution to Humanist Philosophy

Robert D. Finch

Creationism: the Fraudulent Idol

Gary B. Goodman

Is Religion Necessary for Morality? Ethical Culture Model

Sharon Sarles

Is Religion Necessary for Morality? A Humanist View

Frank Prahl

Is Religion Necessary for Morality? Argument from Experience

Ron Titus

Can We Control Technology?

Larry Hickman

The Metaphysics of the Engineered Environment

Larry Hickman

Some Unintended Consequences of Computers

  Thomas L. Wayburn

Failure of Transnational Corporations to Meet Their Ethical Standards

Alice Leuchtag

Are Corporations Meeting Their Ethical Responsibilities?

Robert D. Finch

Rational Decision Making and the New Irrationalists

Jan V. Dura

Betty Friedan: the Feminine Mystique and the Fountain of Age

Sheila Finch

Philosophers and the Issue of Abortion

Marian Hillar

Notes on Contributors

 

Volume 4, 1995

Edited by Marian Hillar and Frank Prahl

Preface

Robert D. Finch

The Principles of Humanism

Robert D. Finch

Brief Statement of the Philosophical Principles of Humanism

Marian Hillar

Program for Humanists. Eleven Statements

Alice Leuchtag

A Look at My Philosophy from the Viewpoint of Proving a Social Theorem   

Thomas L. Wayburn

On the Separation of the State from the Christian Church and the Case Against Christianity

Thomas L. Wayburn

Humanist Counseling: Personal View

Ron Titus

Humanist Education

Robert D. Finch

Women under Patriarchy

Alice Leuchtag

The Philosophical Legacy of the XVIth and XVIIth Century Socinians: Their Rationality

Marian Hillar

Is a Universal Ethics Possible? A Humanist Proposition    

Marian Hillar

Is Your Self-Esteem Showing?

Frank Prahl

Notes on Contributors

Volume 3, 1994

Edited by Marian Hillar and Frank Prahl

Preface

Robert D. Finch

Konstantin Kolenda: His Life  and Times

Pauline Kolenda

The Contribution to Humanism of Konstantin Kolenda

Robert W. Burch

Radiance and Religious Belief

Ellen K. Suckiel

Too Thin a Self, too Small a Human

Jacquelyn A. K. Kegley

Aristotle's Ethics

Robert D. Finch

The Problem of the Soul in Aristotle's De anima

Marian Hillar

François Rabelais as Humanist

Sheila A. Finch

The Contributions to Humanism of Mark Twain

Frank Prahl

Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Free Thinker and Radical Revisionist

Alice Leuchtag

Haldeman-Julius: Publisher, reethinker and a Humanist

Frank Prah

The Philosophy of Corliss Lamont

George Lattie

Isaac Asimov's Contribution to Humanism

Carl Veley

The Philosophy of Sir Karl Popper

Robert D. Finch

Notes on Contributors

Volume 2, 1993

Edited by Marian Hillar and H. Richard Leuchtag

Preface

Robert D. Finch

Humanism for Head and Heart. Highlights of the 40th Anniversary Congress of the International Humanist and Ethical Union

Robert and Sheila Finch

The Churches are Winning: Should Humanists Adopt some of Their Ways?

Frank Prahl

The Future of Humanism

Robert Helken

In Defense of Human Rights Everywhere: Prostitution, a Humanist Issue

Alice Leuchtag

Liberation Theology: Religious Response to Social Problems

Marian Hillar

Practical Aspects of Peace in the Middle East: A Dialogue

Sara P. Simon

Choice in Education

Sheila Finch

Notes on Contributors

Volume 1, 1992 Essays in the Philosophy of Humanism

Edited by Marian Hillar and H. Richard Leuchtag

Preface

Alice Leuchtag

In Memoriam: Douglas G. Hook

Editors

Konstantin Kolenda and Cosmic Religion

Robert Finch

Was Confucius a Humanist?  

Douglas Hook

The Justification of Morals in the Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas

Marian Hillar

What we Owe to Others: Humanist Ethics and Systems

Robert D. Finch

Do We Have Obligations to Preserve the Past?

Sheila Finch

Ethical Questions Concerning Gender Inequalities: Some Feminist Views on Prostitution and Pornography

Alice Leuchtag

Humanist Ethics and Libertarian Ethics Compared

Richard L. Field

Reason, Emotion and Humanism

Frank Prahl

Ethics, Mind and Brain

H. Richard Leuchtag

Notes on Contributors